We asked five writers to look at the challenges the newly elected Pope Benedict XVI will face.

Looking Ahead: My Hope for the Next Pope
By Richard Gaillardetz

Is the Papacy Obsolete?
By Margaret O’Brien Steinfels

Shepherding the Church
By Rev. Robert P. Imbelli

Church in Tension
By Amy Uelmen

My Meeting with Cardinal Ratzinger
By Cathleen Kaveny

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